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photoblog image Pollen and Procurers

Pollen and Procurers

This ragged swallowtail went crazy for the evening primrose flowers.

With lack of rain pollen stayed on the anthers for long periods.

 

 

photoblog image Pollen Pullers 2019.jpg

 

 

The bee in the poppies has the heaviest baggage I have ever seen.

 

photoblog image Bee and Poppy 2019.jpg

 

 

 

Pollen and Procurers

This ragged swallowtail went crazy for the evening primrose flowers.

With lack of rain pollen stayed on the anthers for long periods.

 

 

photoblog image Pollen Pullers 2019.jpg

 

 

The bee in the poppies has the heaviest baggage I have ever seen.

 

photoblog image Bee and Poppy 2019.jpg

 

 

 

comments (14)

Quel joli papillon ! J'aime beaucoup la présentation des fleurs.
Care MacADNski: Thanks so much, Martime. I enjoy flowers so much!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Aug 2019, 01:17
A wonderful homage to sexual reproduction!
Care MacADNski: Yes. I'm a real perv.
you have some wonderful close ups, Mary. and i especially like the details on the pistils and stamens.
Care MacADNski: Thank you. I enjoy flowers so much.
A very nice collection Mary.
Care MacADNski: Hurrah for summer! Flowers are our gift after the long winters.
Gorgeous images, Mary! Your macros are so sharp!
Had fun with the music!
Care MacADNski: I use no sharpening at all. I had a real hard time getting a shot of the bee with the mauve flowers, it was moving so fast.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Aug 2019, 05:59
These are just gorgeous images
Care MacADNski: Our gifts after enduring the long winters. It all goes so fast.
Oh, YAY for the pollen and the bees, Mary!!! AND the butterflies!
Care MacADNski: I am thankful for them all, and you.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Aug 2019, 07:27
These are some fabulous close-ups, Mary. Wild life is so beautiful and colourful.
Care MacADNski: They are so welcome after our long winters.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 14 Aug 2019, 08:18
A pretty butterfly.
Care MacADNski: It is very ragged so must be fairly old None of the swallow tail is left at all.
Nature's bounty for the insects
Care MacADNski: I have no shortage of bees of every kind. I am thankful!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Aug 2019, 16:33
A banquet for bees. The main picture is a cracking one and the rest demonstrate the point about the pollen quite well.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Aug 2019, 17:25
Wonderful close-ups! I admire your photographing!
Wonderful images Mary! smile
Among your very best postings of all time Mary, the photography is excellent.

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